VACATIONS TO COSTA RICA



 


Guanacaste - Pacific North Coast Beach

Departures Any Day thru Dec 22, 2019
4 Days/3 Nights

Planet Hollywood Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Booking Code: USP-PH017
Book by May 25, 2019
Bonus: $500 Resort Credit

May 1 thru Jun 30, 2019
Junior Suite - from $519*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$137 pp

Jul 1 thru Aug 18, 2019
Junior Suite - from $539*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$144 pp
Aug 19 thru Oct 31, 2019
Junior Suite - from $499*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$129 pp

Nov 1 thru Dec 22, 2019
Junior Suite - from $569*
Extra Night Rate: Dbl-$154 pp

Vacation like a Star ™ at the new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica. Guests of all ages can get close to authentic Hollywood memorabilia and enjoy themed experiences in this natural and breathtaking beachfront setting on the famed Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Guests can choose from a variety of all-inclusive dining venues and bars or indulge in extra services at the PH Spa & Beauty Bar.

Dim the Lights, draw the room darkening curtains and immerse yourself in a sensory experience that will transform your idea of a good night’s sleep. Even the Extras are stars in our luxury suites, with special additional options like the PHTV ™ relaxation channel, curated music playlists, empowering aromatherapy with your choice of scents to welcome you home and rain showers in our luxurious spa bathrooms. Every feature of our guest rooms are fashioned to ensure a star-quality sleep.

Designed for those who want to be dazzled by the wonders of nature, and yearn for memorable adventures, PH Experiences is the ultimate line-up of Costa Rican excursions. Vacation like a Star™ at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica and engage in curated adventures to discover the wonders of the famed Papagayo Gulf, while learning about the peninsula’s rich biodiversity.

GUNACASTE - PACIFIC NORTH COAST VACATION INCLUDES: Round-trip space available air transportation via Southwest Airlines from Houston to Liberia or via JetBlue Airline from New York (JFK), 3 night's all-inclusive accommodation including all meals, all beverages, non-motorized water sports, gratuities, hotel taxes and service charges. There is a Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $30 pp payable upon departure. Southwest Airlines departure taxes approximately $115 per person. JetBlue departure taxes approximately $135 per person. Domestic partner eligible. Call Open Skies® for rates from your home city.


San Jose Escape from $839*

Departures Any Day thru Dec 31, 2019 - from $839*
5 Days/4 Nights

Hotel: Wyndham Herrudura, Barcelo San Jose or Holiday Inn Aurola (depending on availability)
Single Supplement: $200

It is not surprising that Costa Rica is considered the country with the happiest people in the world! Once you have landed, it will be easy for you to experience what Costa Ricans have been talking about since 1956: Pura Vida - a phrase that brings together the positive and friendly vibes of Costa Rica, and that is used by its inhabitants and that means from a simple Hello to This is the good life !. If what you are looking for is to immerse yourself in the style of Pura Vida, do not miss some of the best activities and most recognized places

Day 1: Arrival Into San Jose, Costa Rica. Meet & assistance upon arrival. Private transfer from San Jose Airport to your hotel in San Jose

Day 2: Breakfast buffet included. San Jose City & Shopping tour with lunch included.

Day 3: Breakfast buffet included. Irazu volcano + Cartago City + Basilica de los Angeles and Orosi Valley tour with lunch included.

Day 4: Breakfast buffet included. Optional excursion or Day at leisure on your own.

Day 5: Breakfast buffet included. At the specific time, private transfer from your hotel in San Jose to the SJO International Airport for your international Departure

Inclusions:
4 nights accommodation
Round-trip standby air to San Jose
All hotel taxes, fees and handling charges
Tours as outline in itinerary

Entrance fees
Local taxes
National Park fees
Bottled water
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Driver/guide
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Round-trip private transfer
Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions:
The listed price does not include a $29 per person departure tax, payable at the airport on the departure date. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Information:
Dress code is smart casual
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel


Jewels of Costa Rica from $859*

Departures Select Fridays & Sundays May 3 thru Dec 15, 2019
8 Days/7 Nights

Departures Friday & Sunday May 3 thru Dec 15, 2019 - from $859*

Day 1: San Jose
Arrive in the San Jose Airport and take the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari shuttle to the hotel, where you will stay the night. You are free to explore on your own for the rest of the day.

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton

Day 2: San Jose – La Fortuna (B, L)
Meet your group for breakfast at 6:30 a.m., and then depart San Jose for Poas Volcano National Park (entrance fee included). Then, continue to the popular La Paz Waterfall Gardens and tour the beautiful falls, a butterfly garden, and a wild cat sanctuary, before heading to Cosa Rica’s Northern Plains. Check in at the top-rated Mountain Paradise Hotel, where you can access a swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, and restaurants.

Overnight: Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 3: La Fortuna (B, L)
Choose to go on a hike in Arenal Volcano National Park or go white water rafting through the rain forest, rejoining your group at the Paradise Park hot springs at the end of your chosen adventure. Free time for the rest of the day.

Overnight: Mountain Paradise Hotel

Day 4: La Fortuna – Gold Coast (B)
Drive from the mountains back down to the beach for your first of two days of swimming and relaxing on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast. Stay at either Villas Playa Samara Resort or Carrillo Beach Nammbú Ocean View Resort, both top-rated beachfront resorts right on the Pacific Ocean.

Overnight: Villas Playa Samara Resort or Carrillo Beach Nammbu Ocean View Resort

Day 5: Gold Coast (B)
Lounge at the pool or relax on the beach, which boasts calm waters and a view of Isla Chora. Activities available for purchase likely to include surf lessons, dolphin-watching tours, snorkeling, and ocean kayaking.

Overnight: Villas Playa Samara Resort or Carrillo Beach Nammbú Ocean View Resort

Day 6: Gold Coast – Monteverde (B)
Return to the mountains to visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest, considered one of the most important cloud forests in the world for its abundant diversity. Traverse the cloud forest canopy on board a series of hanging bridges, take a tram through the trees, and walk on a nature path through the forest. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the village of Monteverde, a quiet mountain town with Quaker roots, or enjoying the restaurants, swimming pools, soccer field, tennis court, and spa at your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel El Establo

Day 7: Monteverde – Hermosa Beach (B)
Head back toward the coast, stopping at the Tarcoles River Bridge to spot wild crocodiles, before arriving at Manuel Antonio National Park. Take a guided hike of the park, known for its rich biodiversity and untouched beaches. Then, check-in at the Tramonto Hotel or equivalent beachfront accommodation at Playa Hermosa. Spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Tramonto Hotel or equivalent beachfront accommodation

Day 8: Hermosa Beach – San Jose (B)
After breakfast, leave the hotel at 7 a.m. for the San Jose International Airport.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch

Inclusions:
Round-trip space available air transportation to San Jose, Costa Rica based on the least expensive non-stop flight
7 nights accommodation
Entrance fees
National Park fees
Breakfast daily
Morning tea
Lunch on day 2 and 3
All activities
Driver/guide
Professional guide
Professional photographer guide
Airport pickup
Airport drop-off
Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions:
Gratuities (optional)
DVD (available to purchase)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Fees & tax 15%

Additional Information:
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
Maximum 20 people per tour.
Not recommended for pregnant women.
A moderate amount of walking is involved.
Credit card and valid ID is required upon check-in.
This tour is best enjoyed with flights arriving and departing from San Jose (SJO) Airport.

There is a Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $28 pp payable upon departure.
Domestic partner eligible. Call Open Skies® for details.


Costa Rica Self Drive - Caribbean to Pacific
from $1259*
Departures Any Day May 1 thru Nov 30, 2019
10 Days/9 Nights

Standard from $1259*
Superior from $1439*
Deluxe from $
1699*

Depart on a 10-day coast-to-coast self-drive journey discovering the wild side of Costa Rica. Stay in a picturesque Caribbean beach town and explore the country’s interior in search of the awe-inspiring quetzal bird. Hike in lush rainforests, snorkel over an incredible reef, and get an adrenaline rush on a white-water rafting adventure. Observe the vast variety of flora and fauna throughout the trip and prepare yourself for a stunning trip you will never forget.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca: A Caribbean seaside town famous for its surfing scene, beautiful scenery and easy way of life
Cahuita National Park: Boasting beautiful coral reefs, this natural park is tops for its pristine beaches and coastal rainforest
Turrialba: Found in the Costa Rica’s Central Valley, this verdant town is the base to a great white-water rafting adventure town the River Pacuare
San Gerardo de Dota: This remote area is set in a deep forested valley, great for fishing and bird-watching
Manuel Antonio: This picturesque national park is Costa Rica’s smallest but packed full with wild animals, lush vegetation and beautiful beaches

Car Categories:
- Categoria Standard: Daihatsu Bego Categoría
- Superior: Suzuki Grand Vitara Categoría
- Deluxe: Toyota Fortuner

Starting/Ending point: Juan Santamaria International airport

The Itinerary: SAN JOSE-PUERTO VIEJO-TURRIALBA-SAN GERARDO DE DOTA-MANUEL ANTONIO-SAN JOSE

DAY 1 | ARRIVAL SAN JOSE
Upon arrival to San Jose, meet and greet services at Juan Santamaria International Airport will direct you to your transport who will drop you off at your hotel in San Jose for your first night in Costa Rica. Arrival transfer will be offered at any time for your convenience.

Accommodation: Cat. A 3* Hotel, Cat. B 4* Hotel, Cat. C 4* Hotel. Overnight in San Jose hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Standard car category: Standard 3* / Superior car category: Standard 4* / Deluxe car category: Standard 5*

DAY 2 | SAN JOSE – PUERTO VIEJO DE TALAMANCA (215km – 5 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel. At 08:00 am, a representative of the car rental company will meet you in the hotel lobby to give you the rental car you will be using for your trip. Then, drive yourself towards Puerto Viejo, passing through Braulio Carrillo National Park and its rainforest, spectacular mountain scenery and quaint villages of Costa Rica Caribbean region. Arrive to your hotel in the afternoon and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the surrounding region on your own or join an optional activity.

Accommodation: Cat. A 3* Hotel, Cat. B 3* Hotel, Cat. C 3* Hotel. Overnight in Puerto Viejo hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Note: It is imperative to have a valid driver’s license, be older than 21 years old and have a valid credit card. Standard car category: Superior 3* / Superior car category: Bungalow 4* / Deluxe car category: Deluxe 5*

DAY 3 | CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK
Today, after breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure to explore on your own or participate in an optional activity, for example, snorkelling and hiking through the nearby Cahuita National Park (not included). This is the most important coral reef of Costa Rica. Packed full of sea life, be prepared to see many different species of coral, an abundance tropical fish, sharks, eels, sea urchins, shellfish, crustaceans, algae, sea turtles, lobster, shrimp and more. After discovering the beauty of the underwater world, you can hike through Cahuita National Park, with the possibility of observing various types of snakes, such as boas, bush master, eyelash vipers; sloths, white-faced and howler monkeys, anteaters, armadillos, raccoons, blue Morpho butterflies among others, birds and much more. The afternoon is at leisure to participate in other optional activities or simply relax and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Accommodation: Cat. A 3* Hotel, Cat. B 3* Hotel, Cat. C 3* Hotel. Overnight in Puerto Viejo hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Standard car category: Superior 3* / Superior car category: Bungalow 4* / Deluxe car category: Deluxe 5*

DAY 4 | PUERTO VIEJO – TURRIALBA (180km – 4 hrs)
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, drive to the village of Turrialba, a journey that lasts around four hours, where you will have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the surroundings or just relax at your hotel. If you feel adventurous, take today to relax in order to prepare yourself for an optional excursion rafting adventure down the River Pacuare tomorrow or a river canyoning adventure. Please note that the minimum age for white-water optional rafting activity at Pacuare is 12 years old.

Accommodation: Cat. A 3* Hotel, Cat. B 3* Hotel, Cat. C 3* Hotel. Overnight in Turrialba hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Standard car category: Deluxe 3* / Superior car category: Standard 3.5* / Deluxe car category: Deluxe 5*

DAY 5 | PACUARE RIVER
Have a nice breakfast to make sure your energy reserves are high for today’s adventurous outing. In the optional Pacuare white-water rafting adventure, ride down class III and IV rapids, considered one of the best rafting rivers in Costa Rica. Feel the adrenaline pump as you paddle through the thrill of the rapids, and observe the natural beauty that surrounds you, such as cascading waterfalls and a variety of tropical flora and fauna.

Accommodation: Cat. A 3* Hotel, Cat. B 3* Hotel, Cat. C 3* Hotel. Overnight in Turrialba hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Standard car category: Deluxe 3* / Superior car category: Standard 3.5* / Deluxe car category: Deluxe 5*

DAY 6 | TURRIABLA – SAN GERARDO DE DOTA (120km – 3 hrs)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive yourself to San Gerardo de Dota, in the Los Quetzales National Park, a cloud forest reserve where the iconic quetzal bird lives. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the area on your own or join an optional activity.

Accommodation: Cat. A 3* Hotel, Cat. B 3* Hotel, Cat. C 3* Hotel. Overnight in San Gerardo de Dota hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Standard car category: Standard 3* / Superior car category: Standard 4* / Deluxe car category: Junior suite 5*

DAY 7 | SAN GERARDO DE DOTA
Breakfast at the hotel. You will have today available to join an optional activity this area has to offer. One of the most interesting options is to begin your day early to go out on a ‘quetzal quest’ (optional, not included). This bird’s metallic green plumage, bright red breast, spikey head and its incredible streaming tail feathers make spotting a male quetzal in flight a magical experience. San Gerardo de Dota is a proud home to a large population of these birds, one of the most beautiful in all of the Americas.

Accommodation: Cat. A 3* Hotel, Cat. B 3* Hotel, Cat. C 3* Hotel. Overnight in San Gerardo de Dota hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Standard car category: Standard 3* / Superior car category: Standard 4* / Deluxe car category: Junior suite 5*

DAY 8 | SAN GERARDO DE DOTA – MANUEL ANTONIO (150km – 3 hrs)
This morning after breakfast, drive yourself to the Central Pacific Coast down the Pan-American Highway to San Isidro de El General. You then take the road to the South Pacific and finally the coastal route will take you to the town of Quepos, just outside of Manuel Antonio National Park. Check in to your hotel and have the afternoon to enjoy the area.

Accommodation: Cat. A 3* Hotel, Cat. B 4* Hotel, Cat. C 4* Hotel. Overnight in Manuel Antonio hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Standard car category: Standard 3* / Superior car category: Standard 4* / Deluxe car category: Tropical 5*

DAY 9 | MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, take the opportunity to visit the Manuel Antonio National Park on your own (entrance fee not included). The trail is flat and picturesque and loops through the park, making your course about two miles long. The park is a great place to take pictures or just to admire the impressive views. One of the highlights of this tour is that Manuel Antonio is home to three of the four existing tropical primates living in Costa Rica. Half way through the hike, enjoy a leisurely stop at the world-famous ‘Third Beach’. Take a rest on the soft sand or play in the waves. Throughout the hike, it is common to see sloths, birds and reptiles as well as admire wild orchids, butterflies and tropical vegetation. (Note: Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Mondays).

Accommodation: Cat. A 3* Hotel, Cat. B 4* Hotel, Cat. C 4* Hotel. Overnight in Manuel Antonio hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Standard car category: Standard 3* / Superior car category: Standard 4* / Deluxe car category: Tropical 5*

DAY 10 | MANUEL ANTONIO – DEPART SAN JOSE (160km – 3 hrs)
At the appropriate time, drive from Manuel Antonio to Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight back home. The main office of the car rental company is located very close to the airport. Drop off your car here and then take a shuttle transfer to the Juan Santamaria International Airport. Breakfast included.

COSTA RICA SELF DRIVE VACATION INCLUDES: Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include round-trip space available air transportation via Southwest Airlines from Houston to Liberia or via JetBlue Airline from New York (JFK), 9 night's hotel accommodation, car rental with unlimited mileage, hotel and car taxes. There is a Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $30 pp payable upon departure. Southwest Airlines departure taxes approximately $115 per person. JetBlue departure taxes approximately $135 per person. Domestic partner eligible. Call Open Skies® for rates from your home city.


**NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, based on the ZED zonal/mileage system. Trips are priced based on the "from" (shortest non-stop route) to the "To" (furthest point in the US or Canada with one connection each direction) to the final destination. Call Open Skies for exact rates based on your departure city. Persons traveling single require a single supplement. Extra night rates available. Prices do NOT include departure taxes. Where domestic partner and companions eligible are listed, there may be a supplement. Contact Open Skies® for details concerning supplements and itinerary changes if applicable.


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